Thank you, Miriam! The sun was really beating down through the window and then I played around with positioning the rose in different ways and eventually this is what came out after. some time spent with it in post-processing!Both great, and I agree with Paul, the dramatic lighting makes it my favorite.
Thanks for hosting; and for providing an elegant, and deceptively simple, inspiration for starters . . .Well, been given the privilege to host another CS so here we go...
Sooo as we go through the seasons the shadows tend to shift; Winter longer than fall, than summer, etc. But also we get some nice reflections and so this weeks theme/challenge is to capture the shadows and reflections in your part of the universe. Ahhh... but this can be interpreted anyway you see fit - in other words you can be as abstract as you'd like so long as you can explain it. Keeps things interesting. Of course the usual rules and time span apply. And since I'm the host, I'll start it off with just a simple image. Happy Shooting!!
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Excellent eye and PP work here, Andy. It makes me believe that even I could dance on that floor!
Wowzer on that 2nd - the subject, its shadow(s), and your treatment. Leonardo and craquelure walk into a bar for a dry white wine???As promised... The answer to the reflection question can be seen in the same shot a few hours before nightfall. This is Peachtree Center Plaza in ATL and at the far end of it is a ground level water fountain so indeed a reflection. The plaza is always lit with changing color themes.
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Continuing on with the weeks theme....
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OK . . . good thing that our Collective Shoots have never been any sort of competition (rather just a gentle kick in the butt to grab a camera and shoot something), 'cuz otherwise, the "mercy rule" would have come into play.
Spot on, Paul. Good shooting here.Boston Christmas Lights...
Near the Boston Common
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Commercial Street, near Faneuil Hall.
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This is the Christmas tree that they have lighting synchronized with music at Faneuil Hall. The colored vertical streams of lights are coordinated with the volume and frequency of the sound:
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Connie - As a (retired) chemist, one of my remaining mottos is "Do the experiment!", just as you have been having fun doing - with fine results recently. Perhaps I shouldn't mention another remaining motto which is "Clean your glassware and/or dinner items immediately", for fear of angering my sweetie who occasionally checks in here . . .
Nice set. It must be wonderful listening to the bells. Brings back memories from my childhood and Christmas time.
I wish our city could be decorated as nicely as yours, Paul. These images are so pretty!
Connie, I’m going to start calling you the Rose Queen! You are knocking these photos out of the park; well done!
Ahhh, the cantata and the bell choir! Some fine and fun shooting, there. I especially like that second image!